Robertson had a requirement during the planning of a building which was near Aberdeen airport to ensure the building did not attract birds to it which could affect the ventilation systems or cause a problem with birds and nearby air traffic.
Robertson chose NBC Environment as the Pest Control business to support them with their project as we were able to support them at the planning stage.
NBC supplied two Bird Hazard Management Plans:
NBC also had to ensure wildlife was protected and was balanced with the need to support operations. We provided the ecology support for the site bat survey and also installed the temporary and final positioning for the mitigation boxes. On behalf of the client we applied for all the necessary bird licenses and were onsite to support with species identification to ensure compliance with the Wildlife & Countryside Act.
NBC finally supported the architect team with the design of the bird proofing for the external plant, using their 3D modelling software, balancing the needs to have an effective bird deterrent barrier, whilst supporting the accessibility for maintenance of the external plant and to be unobtrusive and in keeping with the building aesthetics.
We were able to demonstrate our capability with robust RAMS and method statements, which included the listing of all materials to be used on the installation and how and where it would be positioned. This was also to ensure our installation did not negate the building warranty.
NBC supported the client with fluctuating deadlines at short notice i.e. if temporarily delayed by weather or to progress other works which may have stopped due to wildlife activity and were on call to support day and night as well as weekends and bank holidays.
Once construction had commenced NBC provided several services:
As the construction project neared completion, NBC carried out bird proofing the external plant areas of the building with a netting system.
We now continue to support the client Aberdeen City Council with the ongoing maintenance for the netting and the falconry bird deterrent programme and all bird licensing applications to protect Air Safety.